This tale tops the list of West Nipissing police stories for the past week.
A number of youngsters were identified as being responsible for egging houses in the Cache Bay area.
On November 8th, a call was received from a Cache St. resident saying that kids had thrown something at his house.
Officers arrived and found five youths who eventually admitted to throwing eggs at houses.
Police drove around and identified approx. 5-6 houses which had been egged.
The youth’s parents were spoken to and arrangements were made to clean up the mess they had caused.
West Nipissing Police had a number of interesting stories to tell in their weekly report. Here they are, unedited.
During the week of November 7th to November 13, the West Nipissing Police Service logged 210 calls for service. Among those were 40 9-1-1 calls, 34 Police Assistance calls, 3 Alarms, 3 Fraud complaints, 3 Thefts, 3 Animal Complaints, 2 Mischief calls, 1 Assault and 1 Threat call.
On November 6th, an officer attended a local high school investigating an allegation of an assault which occurred on school property. Information was obtained that a student was lured in a washroom which is when the assault took place. A 15 year old female student was charged with Assault and released on a Promise to Appear with conditions not to communicate with the victim.
On November 7th, the principal of the same high school called police reporting an assault which had occurred on the bus the previous day. An officer attended and obtained information of a female student who slapped another student in the face with an open hand. This incident was in relation to the assault which had occurred at school earlier in the day. A 15 year old female was also charged with 1 count of Assault and was released on a Promise to Appear with conditions not to communicate with the victim.
In the early hours of November 7th, a traffic stop was performed on Front St after an officer observed a speeding vehicle. Upon speaking with the driver, officers noticed an odor of freshly burnt marijuana. The male and passenger were detained and police received a “consent to search” the vehicle. While searching the vehicle, a small amount of suspected marijuana was located. The driver was queried and information was received that he was a suspended driver. The passenger was also questioned and when asked to identify himself, he gave officers a bogus name. The 20 year old male passenger was eventually charged with Obstruct Peace Officer and the driver was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance. The 22 year old driver was also issued a summons to appear in court for Drive While Suspended and Operate Motor Vehicle – No Insurance. He was also issued a provincial offence notice for Speeding. He was later released on a Promise to Appear.
Numerous youths were identified as being responsible for egging houses in the Cache Bay area. On November 8th, a call was received from a Cache St resident stating that kids had thrown something at his house. Officers attended and located 5 youths who eventually admitted to throwing eggs at houses. Police drove around and identified approx. 5-6 houses which had been egged. The youth’s parents were spoken to and arrangements were made to clean up the mess they had caused.
On November 8th, while of foot patrol, an officer heard a verbal argument between two men in the Rexall parking lot. The officer started walking towards them which is when he observed one of the males kick a vehicle door causing it to bend outwards. A 28 year old Sturgeon Falls resident was arrested for Mischief and brought back to police headquarters where he was released on a Promise to Appear. The damage to the vehicle was estimated to be over $1000.
On November 8th, a traffic stop was conducted on Dutrisac Rd. As the driver was spoken to, the officer noticed a faint odor of burnt marijuana and observed a marijuana crusher on the front passenger seat. The driver was detained and the vehicle was searched. A small amount of marijuana was located near the driver’s seat as well as a bong. The 20 year old Garden Village resident was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance and released on an appearance notice.
On November 11th, the West Nipissing Police Service was called regarding a male which was observed on the complainant’s property. This male was known to the complainant and had court ordered conditions not to be near him. Officers attended the area and observed the suspect male walking on Main St. After a brief confrontation the accused was eventually convinced to comply with police and was taken into custody. He was transported back to police headquarters where he was charged with one count of Breach of Undertaking. He was kept in custody and later brought to bail court.
On November 13th, while on general patrol, an officer observed a male driving a vehicle that was a known to be a suspended driver. A vehicle stop was conducted on Levesque St where the driver was spoken to. The suspension was confirmed and the driver was issued a summons to appear in court for Drive While Suspended. The vehicle was later towed away at the driver’s expense.
During the past week or so, the West Nipissing Police Service has been performing a lot of traffic enforcement within the Municipality. Numerous charges have been laid in relation to seat belts and cell phone violations. The officers noticed a surprisingly high number of drivers using their cell phones. The public needs to understand that using your cell phone while stopped at a street light or stop sign is still considered an offence. The fine for a cell phone violation is $280 and $240 for not wearing your seat belt.